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Caring Senior Service of Austin Blog

Providing senior in-home care tips and stories for everything related to senior care.

3 Free Online Games for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Online games are fun, can help us stay social, and improve brain health. So, whether we're toddlers or seniors, they have a useful place in our lives. Here are 3 free online games that are well-suited for older ones.

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Best Companion Dog Breeds for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 14, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Dogs are great companions for seniors. They can reduce loneliness, motivate us to remain active with walks, and they can even help to break the ice when meeting new people. Finding the right dog takes some research so we've developed this list of the top 8 dog breeds to consider.

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Bed Rails and Bad Dreams: Keep Austin Seniors from Falling out of Bed

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Mar 6, 2017 2:42:35 PM

Learn how you can help keep Austin seniors from falling out of bed and protect your elderly loved one. Check out the video below.

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5 Signs that Home Care is No Longer Appropriate

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 28, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Your senior loved one wants to stay in their own home as long as possible. Unfortunately, there comes a point when their condition has deteriorated to the point that home care is no longer possible. If your senior loved one is experiencing these signs and symptoms, it's time to start considering other options.

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Managing Alzheimer's: 3 Things Not To Do

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Feb 7, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Managing Alzheimer's, whether as a caretaker or as a family member is truly difficult. Navigating the disease and understanding how your loved one is being affected requires a lot of forethought and patience.

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What Every Young Person Should Know About Old People

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 24, 2017 5:30:00 PM

When we're young, although we see older people around us, the thought of us personally getting old seems so foreign. However, like it or not, it will happen one day. In the meantime, we might view older ones in our lives as insignificant. However, to be fair, there are some things every young person should know about old people.

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3 Traits Should That Great Senior Caregivers Must Have

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Jan 10, 2017 5:30:00 PM

Are you a senior who needs help around the house? Perhaps you don't have the option of getting family and friends to help. If you're considering hiring a caregiver, there's much to consider in choosing the right person. Not only will a suitable candidate have the appropriate training and knowledge, their qualifications will include fine personality traits. Consider just 3 that are vital.

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Top Common Tech Upgrades That Help Keep Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 20, 2016 5:30:00 PM

Common tech upgrades to a senior's home help make independent living safer and less stressful. With the correct upgrades, a senior's desire to remain living alone no longer has to be a scary proposition. 

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Fun Ways Connect With Mom or Dad When You're Not Near

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Dec 6, 2016 5:30:00 PM

The holidays are often a time when you're with your family. If your mom or dad aren't close and you don't have the ability to travel to be with them, it's important to know about other ways to connect. Here are 4 ways to connect with your loved ones from afar.

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Don't let the holidays disrupt your senior loved one's routine

Posted by Ruby Cemental on Nov 22, 2016 5:30:00 PM

The holidays are here and out-of-town family members and guests will be arriving soon. This will likely interfere with your senior's routine. While some holiday surprises are nice, for a senior with Alzheimer's or dementia the holidays can be more stressful than happy.  What can you as caregiver do to not let the holidays disrupt your senior's routine?

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